We have all followed the backlash against Donald Sterling’s bigoted remarks. It’s a backlash that was entirely fitting. But as outraged as we are by the words of one man, where is our collective outrage over our nation’s achievement gaps and the fact that millions of our children still don’t receive equal educational opportunity?
US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in a speech to the Education Writers Association Annual Conference at Vanderbilt University; May 20, 2014.
Mr. Secretary, I’ll say just two things:
You’re the chief education guy – start using that pen. Just let me know when you need help…
The Department of Health and Human Services says it won’t release [Obamacare] enrollment figures before November, but CNN has gotten a window on enrollment by canvassing the states running their own sign-up sites. As of Friday afternoon, at least 257,000 people had signed up for new insurance plans.
More than half of those — 134,000 — are in New York state.